Sicily is a large island in the Mediterranean Sea in the south of Italy. It has a triangular shape and extends for 300km from east to west and 200km from north to south. The terrain consists to a large extent of hills and mountains. The highest mountain is Mt Etna (3320m), an active volcano in the east of the island. Sicily has been settled since prehistoric times. Greeks started setting up colonies in 750 BC, followed by the Carthaginians and later the Romans. Over the course of the centuries Sicily has been ruled by a number of different people. As a consequence of this, Sicily has rich cultural and historical heritage with lots of sites of interest. The Sicilian economy nowadays is less developed than the Italian average. The major sectors are agriculture and tourism.

Mt Etna photo gallery  - 49 pictures of Mt Etna
Palermo photo gallery  - 63 pictures of Palermo
Siracusa photo gallery  - 50 pictures of Siracusa
Agrigento temples photo gallery  - 38 pictures of Agrigento temples
49 photos of Mt Etna, the tallest European volcano, located in the east of Sicily
63 photos of Palermo, the capital of the autonomous region of Sicily
50 photos of Siracusa on the coast of southwestern Sicily, the most important Magna Grecia city in ancient times
38 photos of the Valley of the Temples near Agrigento, one of the most significant archaeological sites of ancient Greece
Modica photo gallery  - 22 pictures of Modica
Selinunte photo gallery  - 39 pictures of Selinunte
Taormina photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Taormina
Cefalu photo gallery  - 23 pictures of Cefalu
Erice photo gallery  - 14 pictures of Erice
22 photos of Modica, one of the Sicilian baroque towns famous for its impressive architecture
39 photos of Selinunte, a large archaeological site on the southern coast of Sicily dating back to the Greek period
18 photos of Taormina, a small city on the western Sicilian coast, with an impressive Greek theatre and great views of the Ionian sea
23 photos of Cefalu, a picturesque small town on the northern coast of Sicily
14 photos of Erice, a small picturesque medieval city near Trapani in western sicily
Monreale cathedral photo gallery  - 20 pictures of Monreale cathedral
20 photos of the Monreale cathedral near Palermo
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